About us

Dean’s Welcome

FernandoPrietoRamos.jpgThe University of Geneva's Faculty of Translation and Interpreting is a pioneer and worldwide reference in its fields of expertise. The history of our Faculty, which was founded in 1941, is closely linked to that of multilingual Switzerland and, more specifically, Geneva, as the headquarters of numerous intergovernmental organizations, and the global capital of translation and interpreting.

The FTI stands out for the quality of the activities that it conducts as part of its academic mission, at the heart of one of the world's best universities. We belong to the most prominent networks in our disciplines and welcome students from all over the world who are drawn to the excellence of our degrees, the variety of our language combinations and the numerous opportunities provided through our programmes: a BA in Multilingual Communication, three MAs in Translation, an MA in Conference Interpreting, an MA in Multilingual Communication Technology, a PhD programme with four specialisations, and a Complementary Certificate in Translation, as well as a wide range of continuing education courses.

Our programmes are tailored to the demands of the professional world and the latest academic advances. FTI students have the benefit of learning from our experienced faculty members, many of whom have an international institutional background. They can also take advantage of our mobility programmes and innovative research projects.

Our main areas of research include legal and institutional translation, multilingual computer voice applications, cognitive processes and virtual learning in interpreting, multilingualism and governance, as well as other subjects in the realm of translation studies, terminology and translation technology.

We also serve the community by cooperating with Geneva-based international organisations, for instance on internships and continuing education programmes, as well as with cantonal and federal institutions.

In keeping with Geneva's humanistic values, we help responsibly develop skills that support dialogue between languages and cultures. Over the years, FTI has created a large community of ambassadors who share this humanistic spirit, combining openness with rigour, and an ability to adapt to changes in our globalised world. As FTI's future member or partner, we invite you to discover for yourself the diversity and richness of our activities.

Welcome to Geneva's FTI!

Prof. Fernando PRIETO RAMOS
Dean